12/19/2014 05:55 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 05:59 EST

Canada's Elisabeth Vathje races to first World Cup skeleton victory, winning in hometown

CALGARY - Canada's Elisabeth Vathje raced to her first World Cup skeleton victory Friday, winning on her hometown course in only her second career event.

The 20-year-old Vathje edged Britain's Laura Deas at Canada Olympic Park. Vathje was second last week in Lake Placid, New York, in her World Cup debut.

Germany's Tina Hermann was third.

Latvia's Martins Dukurs won the men's event, beating brother Tomass Dukurs. South Korea's Yun Sungbin was third.